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15 Cute Forts + Tents for Kids

Every kid loves to hang out in a fort and with the cold weather, it’s the perfect time to prop one up in your house. This round-up will get you inspired to grab the old sheets & clothespins, and create a cozy spot for yourself. I mean your kids.


  • Twinkle Lights 1 of 15
    Twinkle Lights
    If you had room, it would be fun to keep this set up all year round for sleepovers.
    Available from Restoration Hardware
  • Fabric House 2 of 15
    Fabric House
    I love the attention to detail with the window and chimney.
    Get the tutorial at 101 Woonideen
  • Wooden Fort 3 of 15
    Wooden Fort
    A perfect backyard hangout. Don't forget the flag!
    Get the tutorial from This Old House
  • Under the Table 4 of 15
    Under the Table
    Let your kids have fun with markers and crayons with this one made with paper.
    Get the tutorial from Country Living
  • Corner Fort 5 of 15
    Corner Fort
    This one is fairly simple to make and would be a great spot for reading books.
    Get the tutorial at OhDeeDoh
  • Clothespin Play Tent 6 of 15
    Clothespin Play Tent
    This one is retractable. Smart!
    Get the tutorial from Land of Nod
  • Blanket Fort 7 of 15
    Blanket Fort
    Nothing beats a fort made from a variety of blankets and chairs. This one looks magical.
    See more forts at Booooooom
  • Wood House 8 of 15
    Wood House
    A cute mini house perfect for a play room corner.
    See more at JJ Behind the Scenes
  • Red Stripe 9 of 15
    Red Stripe
    Make any corner of the room fun with a cute teepee.
    See more of this room at Ish and Chi
  • Soft and Pretty 10 of 15
    Soft and Pretty
    I love the soft, flowy look of this one. It adds even more pretty to this girly room.
    Photo found on Flickr
  • Classic Teepee 11 of 15
    Classic Teepee
    This corner looks so cozy and I love the addition of the oversized pillows.
    See more of this home on The Marion House Book
  • Fort City 12 of 15
    Fort City
    Make it comfy by adding air mattresses. I'd take a nap there.
    Photo by Lissy Elle
  • Tablecloth Play House 13 of 15
    Tablecloth Play House
    This one is so cute with the windows and is easily moveable.
    Available for purchase from Cool Spaces for Kids
  • Cardboard Castle 14 of 15
    Cardboard Castle
    Fancy up cardboard with some neon tape.
    Get the tutorial at Built By Kids
  • A-Frame Tent 15 of 15
    A-Frame Tent
    Easy to make with a trip to the hardware store and a vintage sheet.
    Get the tutorial at Grosgrain Fabulous

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